Journal article

The adolescent grief inventory: Development of a novel grief measurement

Karl Andriessen, Dusan Hadzi-Pavlovic, Brian Draper, Michael Dudley, Philip B Mitchell

JOURNAL OF AFFECTIVE DISORDERS | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: To develop an empirically derived, reliable and valid measure of grief in adolescents, aged 12-18 years old. METHODS: An online survey comprising 59 items derived from a qualitative study of 39 bereaved adolescents, the Hogan Inventory of Bereavement Children and Adolescents (HIB), the Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scales (DASS-21), the Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS), and a series of death- and mental health-related questions, targeted adolescents bereaved when aged 12-18 years, with 176 adolescents (80.6% girls) completing the survey. RESULTS: Factor Analysis of the 59-items resulted in a final solution, the Adolescent Grief Inventory (AGI) comprised..

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